2013-11-22 / Front Page

Post committed to full day of SHARP stand-down training

By Nick Spinelli
Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office

Fort Gordon’s Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response and Prevention training and stand-down will be held in various locations around post Dec. 3.

In order to ensure everyone on the installation is able to attend, training will be held all day with various start times. Training will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Nelson Hall Studio B, 10 a.m. to noon in the Signal Theater, and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Alexander Hall. Additionally, an enhanced services forum will be held in Gym 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and focus groups will be held from 9 a.m. 10:30 a.m. in Darling hall conference rooms A and B.

According to Sgt. 1st Class Toni Nelson, SHARP coordinator, the events are designed to sustain and enhance current SHARP training.

“The available training, activities, and information will span across the full spectrum of Fort Gordon, including all service members as well as civilian employees and family members,” she said. “The Stand-down will highlight services provided on the installation as well as in the community, including the Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services University Health Services, Inc. and the Veteran Affairs Military Sexual Trauma program.”

On the stand-down day, there will also be victim advocate training with participation from the post Criminal Investigation Division and Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in Olmstead Hall.

“This training is directly focused on the resiliency needed for caregivers and SHARP responders, who have in the last six months to a year advocated for multiple victims or been involved in highly challenging cases,” Nelson said.

For more information on the SHARP program, training or the stand-down day, call 791-8431. For personal assistance or to make a report, call Fort Gordon’s SHARP hotline at 791-6297.

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